Darkest Hour Introduce First New Album In Seven Years, 'Perpetual | Terminal'

Darkest Hour Introduce First New Album In Seven Years, 'Perpetual | Terminal'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The band's tenth studio album lands February 2024 via MNRK Heavy and is previewed by the pummeling title track.

On the eve of hitting the road on a diverse run that features thrash legends Exodus along with deathcore pillars Fit For An Autopsy and death metal traditionalists Undeath, Darkest Hour has confirmed the release of their 10th studio album in 2024. 

Perpetual | Terminal marks the band's debut on MNRK Heavy and will arrive February 23rd. Along with the news of the album's pending release, the band have previewed the effort with the unveiling of its title track. 

"This is a whole Darkest Hour album in one song," the band says. "It felt like the perfect album opener, eventually became the title track, and therefore is the perfect place to start as we present this new album to the world. Lyrically, it touches on all of the themes of the record — an album centered around the duality of survival and rebirth. Or, you could just say, some new music from old friends who just won't ever give up."

Further elaborating on the personal weight of the album, guitarist Michael Schleibaum detailed how the themes of Perpetual | Terminal frame the story of Darkest Hour. 

"The record's theme centers around the duality of survival while embracing rebirth,'" says Schleibaum. "We keep killing parts of ourselves to make new parts and survive. The story of the record is the story of the band. We're still here, and we're giving the world a body of work that's representative of our music today. We've realized relationships, tours, good times, everything that seems to give life meaning, is terminal — and will inevitably end. Nevertheless, we're 46-year-old dudes who love this music enough to put up with the trials and tribulations of being artists in a touring band."

Perpetual | Terminal lands February 23rd via MNRK Heavy. Pre-order the album - HERE


Catch Darkest Hour on tour with Exodus, Fit for An Autopsy and Undeath. A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. 

 11/15 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
    11/16 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
    11/17 — Destin, FL — Club LA
    11/18 — Little Rock, AR — The Hall
    11/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic Theatre
    11/20 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
    11/21 — El Paso, TX — Rockhouse Bar & Grill
    11/22 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
    11/24 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
    11/25 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
    11/26 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
    11/28 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
    11/29 — Colorado Springs, CO — The Black Sheep
    11/30 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
    12/1 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s
    12/2 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
    12/3 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
    12/4 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
    12/5 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
    12/7 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
    12/8 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
    12/9 — Wantagh, NY — Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
    12/10 — New Kensington, PA — Preserving Underground


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